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The Chief of Naval Staff of the #Pakistan 🇵🇰 Navy, Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi, is on an official visit to #Egypt 🇪🇬
Upon arrival at Egyptian Naval Headquarters, the Admiral was received by Commander in Chief of Egyptian Navy and was presented Guard of Honour.
During meetings with the Egyptian Naval Chief, matters of naval collaboration and regional maritime security were discussed. The CNS underscored the Pakistan Navy’s initiative for ensuring maritime security in the region through Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP)
and participation in Combined Maritime Forces. The dignitaries acknowledged the importance of strong military cooperation among the two countries.
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It is day 46 of writer and activist #AlaaAbdelFattah's open hunger strike in Tora prison in #Cairo. His health has deteriorated to dangerous levels. When his mother Laila Soueif last visited him, she reported that Alaa had lost a lot of weight and was feeling weak.
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#Egypt
Abdel Fattah's family fears for his life, as he enters a delicate phase of his hunger strike. His body will start using its own fat and tissues to survive, including the heart, which may have permanent and even fatal effects.
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Alaa began the strike to protest his life conditions in solitary confinement. His family said he is being deprived of basic rights and subjected to repeated torture, beatings and humiliation.
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#Church
#Egyptology
غار کا چرچ (قاہرہ، مصر)
Cave Church (Cairo, #Egypt)__10th CE
کیامصر صرف اہراموں اور حنوط شدہ لاشوں (Mummies) کی سرزمیں ھے؟
ہرگز نہیں۔
مصر ایک بار پھر تاریخ کے جنونیوں کوحیران کرنے والا ھے۔
وہ ایسےکہ جنوب مشرقی قاہرہ میں مقتم پہاڑ (Mokattam Mountain) کے قلب میں
واقع ایک غار کے اندر دسویں صدی عیسوی کے فاطمید عہد (Fatimid Era) میں بنا یہ چرچ مصر کا ہی نہیں بلکہ مڈل ایسٹ میں واقع سب ے بڑا ھے۔
غار کے اندر بنے ھونے کیوجہ سے ہی اسے "Cave Church" کہا جاتا ھے۔ اس St. Simon Monastery کا اصل اور قدیم نام "The Tanner" ھے۔
اس حیران کن اور شاندار
خانقاہ میں 20,000 عبادت گزار کے بیٹھنے کی گنجائش ھے.
چرچ ایک شاہکار ھے جس کی دیواروں اور پہاڑی چٹانوں پر نقش شدہ دیواروں اور کہانیوں کے ساتھ ساتھ کنواری مریم (Lady Mary) اور مریم میگدالین (Mary Magdalene) کا مجسمہ بنایا گیا ھے۔
اگرچہ یہ چرچ ٹورسٹ سائیٹ نہیں ھے مگر
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Short thread on inflation
1- I have been listening to what experts have been saying about inflation & its impact on various parts of the economy in recent weeks. Many think inflation is a modern phenomenon & somehow the FED, fiat money, or capitalism created it. #Inflation
2- Inflation is old.. thousands of years old, when people used all kinds of things as money. Inflation existed even when gold & silver were used as money.
The main reason for my thread today is this:
Anglosaxon experts must read about inflation in other languages & cultures.
3- The quantity theory of money was NOT introduced in Europe in the 17th century as European books claim. It was introduced in Egypt 300 years earlier in a book written by a scholar called: Al-Maqrizi
#Inflation #Money #Egypt #Economics
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BREAKING: #UAE President #KhalifabinZayed just died. Crown Prince of #AbuDhabi since 1969, and Abu Dhabi Ruler & President since his father Sheikh Zayed died in 2004. The #BurjKhalifa was initially named to honor him.

A few words on him + what happens now in a thread. 1/
After #KhalifabinZayed suffered a stroke in 2014, his younger brother Mohammad bin Zayed (#MbZ) became de facto leader of the #UAE. Now the Federal Supreme Council (including the rulers of the 7 Emirates) will ratify #MbZ as official President of the #UAE. Basically guaranteed 2/
The more interesting thing is who will be appointed #UAE Crown Prince. Options include #MbZ’s brother & #security czar #TahnoonBinZayed, another brother, or #MbZ’s son #KhalidBinZayed.

While #SaudiArabia moved to primogeniturial succession, the #UAE might do the opposite. 3/
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#Egyptology
#History
مصر___تاریخ سےچند اوراق
زمانہ قدیم سے توحیدتک کاسفر
مصر__10,000 سال قبل مسیح کا اور حیران کر ددینے والے سلسلوں کا نام
مصر__بمقام غزہ (Gaza) تین عظیم مقابر یعنی اہرام کی سرزمین جو لق و دق صحرا میں بھاری ترین پتھروں سے نجانے کونسی ٹیکنالوجی استعمال کر کے
بنائے گئے!
مصر__اہرام مصر کی دیواروں پر تحریر کردہ پیش گوئیاں (آج تک) تقریباً سو فیصد درست ثابت ھوئیں۔
مصر__حنوط شدہ لاشوں کے آرٹ، عقیدے اور کاروبارکی سرزمین
مصر__اولین کاغذ پیپرس (Papyrus) کی سرزمین
مصر__کےباشندوں نے 4241 قبل مسیح دنیا کا پہلا کیلنڈربنایا۔
مصر__ٹوٹم (مادی اشیاء)
کی سرزمین یعنی 5000 سال قبل مسیح کے مصر میں جانوروں کی پرستش ھوتی تھی اور ہر قبیلے کا ٹوٹم الگ ھوتا تھا کسی کا سانپ، کسی کا بیل، کسی کا بچھو، کسی کا ہرن، کسی کا مور وغیرہ۔
مصر__386650 مربع میل رقبہ گویا موجودہ ٹیکساس (Texas)، آرکنساس (Arcansas) اور اوکلاہوما (Oklahoma) تینوں کے
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#Suez Canal, #Egypt - 11 Egyptian soldiers dead following an #ISIS #terrorist_attack in #Sinai

Yesterday, in one of its most significant attacks in recent times, ISIS-Sinai operatives managed to kill 11 soldiers and officers belonging to the 551st Egyptian Army... (1/4) ImageImage
Battalion, critically injuring another 5.

The location of the attack is also significant - near area el-Qantara, on the east bank of the Suez Canal. Just last month, the Egyptians boasted a record-high montly revenue from the passage of ships, and that is likely why... (2/4)
ISIS Sinai chose to attack an Egyptian outpost near a water station on the banks of the canal.

Despite Egyptian marketing, ISIS Sinai expands its influence outside of its stronghold in the north-eastern part of the Sinai penninsula, moving west.

It's also interesting... (3/4)
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Israel is aware of what war crime means? Since when? Since #Palestine exodus & massacre of villages? Qana bombing of the UN compound?

#Israel FM @yairlapid explicitly accuses Russia of war crimes and earlier, PM @naftalibennett "shock over atrocities"

timesofisrael.com/lapid-explicit…
Israeli Violations Show Need for International Criminal Court Inquiry.
Gaza: #Israel War Crimes During May Fighting hrw.org/news/2021/07/2…
Israeli Settlements Should be Classified as War Crimes, Says @UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories.

un.org/unispal/docume…
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The global South defies the West on #Ukraine.
mondediplo.com/2022/05/02ukra…
"Western demands that (the global south) make costly sacrifices by cutting off economic ties with #Russia to uphold a 'rules-based order' have begotten an allergic reaction. That order hasn’t been rules-based; instead, it has allowed the #US to violate intern'l law with impunity"
On the other hand, #Russia is trusted in the global south.
"Russia has become a key interlocutor in all regional crises as the only power with ongoing relations with all participants, including those at odds, or even at war, with each other"
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British citizen @alaa AbdelFattah, a prominent activist jailed and tortured in a maximum security prison in #Egypt, has bid goodbye to his family as he enters the 2nd month of a hunger strike demanding a consular visit.His family fear for his life (THREAD) independent.co.uk/news/world/mid…
2. Since 2019 Alaa not been allowed books, exercise, to know the time, to see the sun. He has been banned from sending letters to his family & from receiving a bed sheet and a t-shirt. He has only drunk water and rehydration salts since April 2 when he started the hunger strike
3. He has spent most of the last 10 years behind bars & is currently serving a 5year sentence following a trial labelled a “sham” by rights groups. He was convicted on charges of spreading false news after he shared posts that were critical of terrible prison conditions in #Egypt
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1. Here’s a new update on #IS’s global Ramadan campaign.

In the last week, #IS has deployed more attacks than at any other point since last Ramadan.
2. Since 17 April, #IS has carried out some 132 attacks as part of this campaign.

That's nearly three times more ops per day than usual.
3. #IS’s attacks have been spread far and wide, but with four clear front-runners: #Iraq, #Nigeria, #Syria, and #Afghanistan.

#Iraq: 43
#Nigeria: 34
#Syria: 19
#Afghanistan: 13
#Niger: 5
#DRC: 4
#Egypt: 5
#Somalia: 4
#Pakistan: 2
#India: 1
#Libya: 1
#Uzbekistan: 1
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Happy day: #Egypt releases 41 unjustly held detainees, including Waleed Shawky,
Radwa Mohammed,
Mohammed Salah,
Haitham Banna - confident that Anwar Sadat played an important role in making this happen
Waleed is free!
Mohammad Salah with his wife, at last:
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"Even with the government subsidies, people in #Egypt, #Tunisia, #Syria, #Algeria and #Morocco spend between 35 and 55 per cent of their income on #food. They’re living on the edge: small price rises bring #poverty and #hunger."

➡️braveneweurope.com/michael-robert… #wellbeing #consumption Image
"Just before the pandemic, in 2019, American non-financial corporations made about a trillion dollars a year in profit, give or take. This amount had remained constant since 2012. But in 2021, these same firms made about $1.73 trillion a year. ...
... That means that for every American man, woman and child in the US, corporate America used to make about $3,081, but today makes about $5,207. That’s an increase of $2,126 per person. ...
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#Thread 🧵
Out of all #Egypt’s weekly news, the influx of Israeli tourists to Sinai for #Passover caught the attention of many Egyptians and triggered mixed responses. 1/
Qatar’s Al-Jazeera has published this clip about the long queue of Israelis waiting to enter #Egypt’s #Sinai.
As usual, many Al-Jazeera followers are full of prejudice, and they were not happy, even spouting replies with hints of anti-semitism 2/
To label Israelis, not by their nationality, but by their religion as “Jews”, is in my book antisemitism.
Never thought that some of them are Druze or Baha’i for example?! 3/
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Commodity markets are reacting to uncertainty in agricultural supply by sending futures through the roof. Will the #UkraineRussiaWar be a challenge to #FoodSecurity in the short to medium term? The short answer is YES. The long answer is a read through this thread ⬇️🧵 1/
#UkraineRussiaWar is disrupting physical, logistical & market dynamics in the Black Sea - a key hub for wheat, feed grains & sunflower seed to world markets. 🇺🇦 ports are all closed or blockaded by 🇷🇺 Navy. 🇺🇦 suspended port operations for commercial activities since 24/02. 2/
Most immediately, this will impact export of 🇺🇦 #corn, which has been harvested but not all shipped. Exports are predicted to drop by 18% due to trade disruptions and part of the stored grain being lost or damaged from shelling. 🇺🇦 exports 14% of all corn, so prices will raise 3/
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On the sidelines of #OIC48CFM, FM @SMQureshiPTI held 1️⃣6️⃣ bilateral interactions with visiting dignitaries.

Follow this thread for details ⬇️

📍#OICInPakistan
FM @SMQureshiPTI met FM Sameh Hassan Shoukry of Arab Republic of #Egypt ahead of #OIC48CFM.

➖ They exchanged views & perspectives on a wide range of bilateral, regional & int’l issues.

🗓 20 March 2021

🔗: mofa.gov.pk/foreign-minist…

📍#OICInPakistan
📍@PakinEgypt

🇵🇰🤝🇪🇬
FM @SMQureshiPTI met the SG @OIC_OCI HE Hissein Brahim Taha ahead of #OIC48CFM.

➖They reviews agenda & exchanged views on expected outcomes.

➖They also discussed issues confronting the Ummah.

🗓 21 March 2022

📍#OICInPakistan
📍@PakinEgypt

🔗: mofa.gov.pk/foreign-minist…
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As expected, explained in economic reports for months, the Egyptian pound over a night lost about 12% of its value ($1 USD = 17.5 instead of 15.7). Currency fluctuations, not volatility, are normal. Here's a small thread 🧵🧵about what the gov't and @IMFNews should address.
Lack of transparency is stark + harmful. The gov't doesn't inform its citizens about things even though every economic expert or paper was talking about the anticipated step. Opacity obviously is a defining character of Sisi's authoritarian gov't + it reflects fear & paranoia.
This "simple" example shows that economic, not just political, policies are drawn largely based on the gov't narrow interests, not public interests. And that regime survival is goal number one even if it undermines social & economic lives. The well-known authoritarian paradox.
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#Egypt
#History
ملکہ مصرقلوپطرہ
(Alexandria, 69 BC- 30 BC)
تین دہائیوں تک برسراقتدار رھنے والی مصرکی آخری اور حقیقی فرعونہ
اپنے ہی بھائی سے، جو اسکا شوہر بھی تھا، اقتدار چھیننے کی جنگ اور روم کے بادشاہ آکٹیوین سےہار نے اسے تاریخ میں امر کر ڈالا۔
بطلیموس گھرانے (Ptolmic Rulers) نے
مصر پر تقریباً 300 سال حکومت کی۔ قلوپطرہ ان کی آخری حکمران تھی اور اس طویل اور قابل فخر خاندان کی وارث بھی۔ قلوپطرہ بطلیموس جیسے مشکل، پریشان کن شاہی خاندان میں پیدا ھوئی۔
قلوپطرہ نےایک وسیع سلطنت پر حکومت کی جس میں مصر، قبرص، جدید دور کے لیبیا کا حصہ اور مشرق وسطیٰ کے دیگر علاقے
شامل تھے۔
قلوپطرہ کئی زبانیں جانتی تھی۔ جیساکہ آج دورجدید میں قلوپطرہ دلکش جسمانی خوبصورتی اورکشش کی عکاس ھے جبکہ ایسا بالکل نہیں تھا۔درحقیقت جولیس سیزراور مارک انٹونی کےساتھ اس کی رومانوی شمولیت صدیوں سےفن، موسیقی اورادب میں امر ھے۔
بطلیموس ایک مقدونیائی(Macedonian) جرنیل کی نسل
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Well...Well:

The Cardiff Philharmonic has cancelled an all-Tchaikovsky programme as "inappropriate at this time."
The concert included his decidedly apolitical second symphony, known as the Little Russian.

"Democracy and Freedom"

The orchestra says: "In light of the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, with the agreement of St David’s Hall, feel the previously advertised programme including the 1812 Overture to be inappropriate at this time."
#Ukraine President @ZelenskyyUa and all Ukrainians should read this:

#Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tells BBC his biggest mistake was trusting foreign partners, including the US." +
ariananews.af/ghani-tells-bb…
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#Egypt
#History
اہرام مصر__تاریخ سےچند اوراق
اہرام مصر__5000سال قبل مسیح اور دنیا کی پراسرار ترین جگہ
اہرام مصر__یعنی مصر کےمقبرے (Necropolis) اوروہ بھی ریگستان میں
اہرام مصر__چاند پرقدم، تسخیرخلاء، سمندروں کی گہرائیوں کےغواص اور مریخ کی تسخیر کرنے والے پہلےزمین پر مصر کےرازوں کی
گتھیاں تو سلجھائیں۔
اہرام مصر__کا عمل پیمائش گویا پتھروں کی زبان میں الہامی بیان ھے۔
اہرام مصر__کا سب سے بڑا اور اولین مقبرہ "شی اوپس یا چیوپس" کا ھے جسکی تعمیر میں 50 لاکھ سلیں (Blocks) استعمال ھوئے اور ہر سل کا وزن تین ٹن سے نوے ٹن تک ھے۔
اہرام مصر__انتہائی ترقی یافتہ سائنسی
تخیلات کا مظہر جو حضرت عیسیٰ علیہ السلام کی پیدائش سے بھی ہزاروں سال قبل پوری دنیا پر غالب تھی۔
اہرام مصر__کی دیواروں پر رقم پوری ھونے والی پیش گوئیاں اس بات کا مظہر ہیں کہ اہرام کے معمار کائنات کے سربستہ رازوں سے واقف تھے۔
اہرام مصر__کے معمار اعلیٰ ترین Advanced Mathematics اور
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🧵On #Turkey-#Israel and talk of a #gas pipeline

After a tour in #Greece and #Cyprus, that aimed at appeasing their concerns, Israeli president was today visiting Turkey in the context of improving bilateral relations. Its the first visit by an Israeli president since 2008. >
Though allies since 1996, relations started to deteriorate as early as 2004 & took a huge blow in 2010 w the #MaviMarmara incident. Not going to get into that or the steps that followed towards normalization.
See this on #Turkey's strategy in the #EastMed in Foreign Policy: foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/19/tur…

and this book: link.springer.com/book/10.1007/9…
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Hugely important. “Costly wheat will blow up budgets in Middle East, perhaps forcing subsidy cuts that leave citizens hungry. Across sub-Saharan Africa, higher oil prices will strain budgets that are already creaking under burden of a debt splurge.” economist.com/middle-east-an…
#Egypt, the world’s largest wheat buyer, is esp vulnerable to supply fallout from #UkraineRussiaWar. It needs 21m tons of wheat each year, but produces less than half that. Approx 86% of its imports are from Russia and Ukraine.
From @TheEconomist article above: #Tunisia trade minister says subsidised baguettes selling for 190 millimes ($0.06) already cost over 2x that to produce. Tunisia is ill-equipped to cope w/ higher subsidies. Has fiscal deficit ~9% GDP & annual debt-service payments ~same level.
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#US offering intel, weapons, eyes from the sky and mercenaries to #Ukraine.

A couple of maps of the latest developments in #Ukraine. Not much advance yesterday and #Russia announced a ceasefire and safe corridors in many cities, allowing diplomacy and civilians evacuation.
To stop buying oil from #Russia, #US no longer recognises Juan Guido as #Venezuela's President and visit @maduro_en to ask for the return of relationship and oil. It is also trying with #Iran for the same objective, after decades of sanctions on the people of Iran and Venezuela.
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The breadbasket of the world is at war. What are the aftershocks for Africa? A 🧵
Russia’s devastating attack on Ukraine will have immediate and lasting implications for Africa’s economics and politics.
African students, which make up 20% of Ukraine’s international student population, have faced racial discrimination at Poland’s border while fleeing the conflict. theglobeandmail.com/world/article-…
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